Saturday, December 23, 2017

Pesky dogs irk passengers at Trichy airport

Trichy: At a time when the Trichy international airport is emerging as one of the fastest growing airports among non-metro airports in the southern part of the country, stray dogs roaming within the terminal building have been offending the passengers, particularly foreign flyers.
When scores of developmental works at the cost of several hundred crores of rupees are on the cards for the airport, the presence of stray dogs for the last few months has been major irritant for passengers. Stray dogs from nearby areas like KK Nagar, Wireless Road and JK Nagar enter the terminal through the main entry and exit gate in search of food.
Sources said roadside eateries around the airport attract stray dogs in huge numbers. Meat stalls functioning from nearby residential areas might be the reason for this situation.
The airport authorities do have their own mitigation plan to shoo away stray dogs, but want the support of the Trichy Corporation to set up the vigil near the airport premises, authorities said.
24/12/17 D Vincent Arockiaraj/Times of India